The Flowering of Medieval Europe
This chapter discusses the great transposition that took place in almost every area of life during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, precipitating the crystallization of forms of economic, social, legal, political, religious, and intellectual life differing markedly from those characteristic of the preceding centuries. Testimony to the far-reaching nature of the changes involved is the frequency with which historians seeking to interpret the significance of those centuries are moved in their descriptive and interpretative efforts to turn to the terms “revolution” and “revolutionary.” They do so in relation to demography, agriculture, commerce, religion, law, and politics. They do so also, and more generally, in relation to the transition to a “citied civilization” that took place at this time, as well as the overall changes which dramatically reshaped the society of the period.
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